Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi and FICCI J&K Chairperson, Rani Ritu Singh flagged off a marathon race from Hari Niwas Palace, Jammu on Sunday.
The 13 km marathon was organised by FICCI for giving the message of women’s empowerment in the society which was attended by hundreds of women from Jammu and a few male runners also participated in the race in solidarity with the women power.
This was followed by the flag of the 10 Km Run by Para Rower Kritika Khanna. The cheering infused the air with gaiety and hues of red as the runners ran the track. The last Flag off of the 3 KMs Heritage walk was flagged off by Dr. Shailla Cannie, Principal Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, Katra.
The marathon concluded with a glittering function where FICCI FLO Jammu Kashmir Ladakh presented their vision document about Vriddhi, and unveiled a beautiful depiction in an animated sparkly eyed girl from rural Jammu & Kashmir. The ethos behind this very noble cause is surely going to be a game changer for the fate of the otherwise ignored girl child. The collaboration of FICCI FLO JKL and NIIT Foundation brings hope for a wonderful future and is envisioned to be a first of this kind in this region.
The real life Vriddhi’s hailed from Tikri Village Senthakaran and Amb Village in Block Balwal, were brimming with confidence and excitement and expressed their heartfelt gratitude towards this collaboration. The Chief Guest of the function was Shri Ranjan Prakash Thakur, principal secretary Industries & Commerce and the other dignitaries were Anoo Malhotra, Director Industries, Anika Kar, MD JKTPO, Dr. Manu Bhatnagar and Pradeep Dutta, Bureau Chief Times Now J&K.
The icing on the cake was an inspiring motivation talk by 13 years old Tajamul Islam from Bandipore Kashmir, who has won the world kick boxing championship twice in the under 14 category. She is set to be a mentor for sports for the girl child by FICCI FLO JKL. She was honored by a medal, trophy and a cash prize of 21,000 by the organsiation.
The winners of all 3 categories were presented trophies and goody bags by all the distinguished guests and the ceremony concluded with a soul stirring performance dance performance, based on the Mahishasur Mardini Stotaram by member Nitika Aggarwal.
The setting for the function was iconic as was the hospitality metted out to all those who attended, the surprise element was another initiative soon to be launched “Chakki Charpai’s” finger licking kheer by the village ladies of Umeed block Balwal supervised by BPM Shruti Uppal. The compare Dr. Malika Upadhaya kept the crowds in raptures as she took them through the flow of events.
Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day
Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.
On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.
For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.
On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.
Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved
The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.
Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.
“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.
“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.
The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.
Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.
Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.
After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.
Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.
Car theft at SMGS Hospital, thief arrested
Car theft has been reported from SMGS Hospital, Jammu. The car model identified as Chevrolet Tavera was stolen outside the hospital premises.
As per the details, the car owner is a resident of Doda who had come to visit his ailing relatives admitted to the hospital.
When the possessor of the car couldn’t find his vehicle in the parking, he timely complained about the theft in the police station.
During the investigation, a team of Police led by SHO city inspector, Vijay Kumar under the supervision of SDPO DySP Sharad Kallu, raided at different places to search the accused and eventually succeeded in arresting him.
Police have also recovered the stolen Tavera from his possession. As per the police sources, the accused is a resident of RS Poora, Jammu and has been notorious for such thefts in the past.
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